05:10:32:09 Model of "Futurama" exhibit by Norman Bel Geddes at 1939-40 New York World's Fair. Model has miniature moving vehicles, but is not an actual freeway. Aerial pan over model of futuristic streamlined city with skyscrapers and low-lying buildings, with little moving cars on the streets.
05:11:29:21 Zoom in on door to O.H. Caldwell; zoom in to Dr. Caldwell seated behind desk in his office. Dr. Caldwell discusses the future of television: “…television is most certainly here to stay…it is going to create a lot of new jobs”
05:12:10:12 Old-fashioned television broadcasting studio; men setting up lights, cameras and props on set.
05:12:21:08 Camera man behind old-fashioned television camera; VS camera and audio men recording eighteenth century musical piece for TV.
05:12:36:00 Pan down boom mic stand to microphone above singing actors; microphone has station initials on it WRGB; camera pans down to singing actors from microphone.
05:12:51:01 Shot from above and behind TV producer in control room watching three monitors of the broadcast; great early TV production footage.
05:13:11:24 NBC bus or mobile televising unit.
05:13:36:17 Two men on hillside elevation taping on TV camera’s a horse race.
05:13:39:14 Two men in dark room watch glowing broadcast of horse race; CU television screen with horse race.
05:13:47:19 TV cameraman films Mayor of New York Fiorello LaGuardia throwing opening pitch.
05:13:55:12 Pan from TV cameraman in audience to boxing match.
05:14:25:06 VS studio taping of television program; CBS camera man films dancing girls.
05:14:52:14 Two men in hospital, one with out a shirt on, sit in chairs watching television.
05:15:01:20 Great shot from behind two women’s heads seated on couch watching television; CU television set with man on screen.
05:15:37:16 Pan up top of Chrysler building. Pan over New York City skyline with Chrysler Building in center of frame.
05:15:56:05 Disembodied arms fencing in front of curtain; camera pans out to show two men fencing.
05:16:09:03 Camera slowly zooms in on the TV camera it faces; CU behind camera man looking into camera; TV camera with open back exposing the iconoscope.
05:16:21:01 CU man holdings iconoscope rotates toward camera. CU of the iconoscope. Great graphic explaining how television picture is transmitted from camera to TV screen in someone’s home.
05:17:13:14 CU young boy watching television program with two men fencing, boy turns to camera and says “Gosh” then turns back to TV screen to continue watching.
05:17:19:21 VS scientist harnessing electrons in vacuum tubes. Scientists using torch on glass tubes.
05:17:40:25 Brigadier General David Sarnoff, CEO of RCA speaks from behind his desk about broadcasting and the future of television after WWII.
05:18:23:29 Pan over men and women assembly line workers building televisions. VS workers working on television parts and assembling television.
05:19:03:08 Man assembles 1940s television set in factory; CU disembodied hand flips on screen and screen lights up with rectangle of light gradually filling the screen.
05:19:08:04 VS television and radio repair store windows.
05:19:42:23 MS Gilbert Seldes of CBS discussing the future of television broadcasting.
05:20:37:02 MS radio newscaster reads from script into microphone; producer in control room turning knobs.
05:20:43:28 TV set with camera and crew working on TV newscast in 1940s.
05:20:51:00 Shot on movie set of crane shot in an old western movie. VS on set of western movie; camera men behind cameras on cranes.
05:21:18:06 CBS TV crew recording boxing match.
05:21:35:21 Television transmitter’s working in TV control room.
05:21:39:13 TV electronics engineers work on equipment in workshop; one engineer smokes a pipe as he works.
05:21:50:07 VS from every angle of television production; writers watching from balcony cameramen recording on set; set designer drawing; camera men, lighting and crew; costume design and dressing room; CU disembodied hand does actress’s makeup, brushing on lipstick; prop table of telephones; Carpenters and model makers working on set.
05:22:24:22 VS Television broadcasting towers and antennas.
05:22:29:16 Aerial pan over realistic model of an entire city
March 19, 2014 Subject:
It won't last
Good overview on what television promised to the masses post World War II. This was in terms of jobs, not programming. Plenty of jobs were to be had, everything from the production of the tvs, sales to even work in the studios themselves. Everyone had TV fever back theb! 200 dollars for a tv in 1941 or so in today's prices would amount to 3000 dollars. But.. everyone was waiting for one!